As i said in my first post, there is NO offense intended at all. I agree with what you said, i should have explained why i think this tattoo is bad, so yes that was rude and i apologise for that, so i shall say what i think needs improving...Debs, I know we're not here to be falsely praised and to have everything sugar coated for us. I, for one, prefer criticism to flat-out praise to help me evolve and get better. But what you just said was down right rude and offensive! Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but you could at least try and explain to someone what it is about the tattoo that's bad, instead of just straight-off insulting them. Explain the areas they need to improve on and the things they need to work on, and it helps to point out the parts that you like and think are good, to help boost their confidence. The best artist in the world will only ever produce mediocre tattoos if they're not confident in their own ability.
Anyways, back on topic. I'm not really in any position to be dishing out any serious critique because I'm also still a novice, but I notice your lines are a little shakey. Remember not to hold your breath when you're doing a tattoo, and breathe deep and slow. On the plus side, your colour seems to be pretty consistant, especially on the sencond tattoo... that seems really solid!
All in all, not a bad start, imo. Just keep on practicing with the pig skin (or fake skins) and you'll be well on your way
Thank you for your comment, but i can assure you oultimer that you couldnt be more wrong in thinking that i think im an expert in the art!A very good first effort Lee 'i for one would not call it a 'bad'tattoo 'Unfortunatly these forums sometimes attract people who think they are 'experts'in the art because they have done 2or3 half decent ones'it does not give them the right to have a superior and downright rude attitude tho'keep the head up mate !!:icon_biggrin:
OK the linework isn't perfect 'regarding the design being flat and lacking depth'maybe the client wanted this effect and the tattoo is a true reflection of this'just because you think it should be done in a certain way doesn't make it wrong and not 'artistic'if the client is happy and the tattoest pleased with his work who are we to condemn 'after all we all have our own interpretation of what art is ,and the aim of all of us is to develop our own individual style :icon_cheesygrin:As i said in my first post, there is NO offense intended at all. I agree with what you said, i should have explained why i think this tattoo is bad, so yes that was rude and i apologise for that, so i shall say what i think needs improving...
The linework in the first pic is very shaky and in my opinion even if he lines were perfect, this design would still lack any depth and it is flat. Thats why i suggest practising it first on pig skin or even sketching it on paper to try out different shading/colour techniques to improve the overall design.
Hope this helps and is not taken the wrong way, i am not here to cause shit, im in the same position as you all.